Decennial Census  As of the census  ofthere were people, households, and families residing in the town. The population density was There were housing units at an average density of The racial makeup of the town was Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4. There were households out of which The average household size was 2.
In the town, the population was spread out with The median age was 35 years. For every females, there were For every females age 18 and over, there were Arts and culture[ edit ] Mountain view to the west of Fairplay Fairplay dredge, s, the largest gold dredge in Colorado Gold nuggets found near Fairplay Burro Days[ edit ] The Burro Days festival is held on the last weekend of July. The main feature of the festival is a mile burro race over rough terrain and approximately 3,ft elevation gain from downtown Fairplay to the 13,ft summit of Mosquito Pass.
Teams consist of one person and one burro.
Previously, the first prize included an ounce of gold. There are several other burro races in Colorado, the most notable takes place in Leadville. The Fairplay event is the World Championship of Burro Racing, an ultra-marathon and the longest burro race in the state. With time, the rivalry between the two cities ended this cooperative endeavor.
1. Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine Tour
The 64th burro race, held in Fairplay on July 28—29,despite rain attracted a record crowd of more than ten thousand persons.
Llama races are held on the Saturday prior to the Sunday burro run. Burro Days is the major fundraiser for area schools.